Complete Guide to the Queen´s Pawn Opening 1 + 2
697 pages, hardback, Russian Chess House, 1. edition 2016
There are different kinds of classics. There are museum classics, like those dead languages, which are still studied, but which no one any longer speaks.
And there are living classics, which are constantly being renewed: these are 'languages' wich every succeeding generation 'speaks' in its own way, enriching and passing them on to their descendants.
Chess in general and opening theory in particular are no exceptions to the general rule.
The first volume gives a detailed and high quality analysis af the Veresov Opening, the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit, the Levitsky Variation and other set-ups.
The second volume is devoted to the London Variation and openings named in honour of Zukertort, Torre, Colle and others.
In general only one thing is demanded of the reader: a desire. A desire to avoid well-trodden opening set-ups, and a desire to try sonething new.
Do away with routine play! If you have such a desire, this two volume work will become an indispensabel assistand in your aim for creative experiments.
And for victory!
008 Index of Variations
010 1.d4 d5. Everything, apart from 2.Bg5, 2.Nc3 and 2.Nf3
Chapter Two. Levitsky Variation
029 1.d4 d5 2.Bg5
081 1.d4 d5 2.Nc3. Everything, apart from 2 ... Nf6
1.d4 d5 2.Nc3 Nf6. Everything, apart from 3.e4 and 3.Ng5
Chapter Four. Blackmar\'01Diemer Gambit
115 1.d4 d5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.e4
Chapter Five. Veresov Opening
197 1.d4 d5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bg5
309 Illustrative Games
350 Index of Games
005 Index of Variations
007 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3. Everything, apart from 2 ... Nf6
Chapter Seven. London System
042 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bf4
Chapter Eight. Romanishin Variation
084 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3
Chapter Nine. Torre Attack
122 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bg5
Chapter Ten. Colle System
197 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.e3
206 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.e3 e6 4.Bd3 c5 5.c3
Chapter Eleven. Zukertort System
240 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.e3
248 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.e3 e6 4.Bd3 c5 5.b3 Nc6 6.Bb2
268 Illustrative Games
346 Index of Games